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Nissan Leaf battery-swap program headed to Japan
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27th Mar 2018
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Nissan Leaf battery-swap program headed to Japan

Nissan has started a new program in Japan, allowing Leaf owners to exchange their old batteries for refurbished ones. The program, set to start in May this year, is designed to lower battery replacement costs, and help electric vehicles maintain their value on the used car market. Initially, you'll be able to fit a refurbished 24kWh battery for ¥300,000 ($3,650). The range will be expanded to include new 24kWh ($7950), 30kWh ($9780) and 40kWh ($10,020) options after launch.
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Lynk & Co 02 revealed
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26th Mar 2018
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Lynk & Co 02 revealed

Shortly after detailing its European launch plans, Chinese start-up Lynk & Co has revealed its latest model – the 02 crossover. Launched in Amsterdam, the Lynk & Co 02 is the third offering to be unveiled by the Geely subsidiary, joining the larger 01 SUV and the 03 sedan. Compared to the 01, the 02 features a shorter wheelbase, lower ride height and lower centre of gravity, giving it a more athletic and youthful aesthetic.
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing
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26th Mar 2018
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing

Aston Martin has announced pricing for the DB11 Volante drop top, with deliveries set to begin in May 2018. With a starting price of $398,495 before on-road costs it's over $30,000 more expensive than the $368,000 V8 DB11 coupe, although it undercuts the $428,032 V12 coupe. Power in the Volante comes from a 4.0-litre V8 engine making 375kW and 675Nm, put to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage pricing announced
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26th Mar 2018
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage pricing announced

Aston Martin has confirmed pricing for its compact Vantage sports car, set to arrive in Australia during the third quarter of 2018. With a starting price of $299,950 before on-road costs, the car will be around $18,000 more expensive than the Porsche 911 GTS. That price similarity is no accident. Speaking to media at the launch of the Vantage and DB11 Volante in Melbourne, Patrik Nilsson, Asia Pacific director for Aston Martin, didn't mince words when discussing the car's rivals.
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg revealed, here in Q2 2019
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25th Mar 2018
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg revealed, here in Q2 2019

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been revealed in Beijing, ahead of an Australian introduction next year. Pitched as "Volkswagen's claim in the premium class", the new Touareg is a showcase of the brand's latest design, technology and luxury – as any flagship model should. In terms of looks, the Touareg is instantly recognisable as a Volkswagen, featuring a large, chromed front grille with integrated headlights, a design feature becoming a mainstay in the company's model range.
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This week's top news stories: March 25
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24th Mar 2018
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This week's top news stories: March 25

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24th Mar 2018
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This week's top news stories: March 25

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